Kasen Williams is a Husky
by Dirk Knudsen; WashingtonPreps.com
Posted on: Prep Football News
It is official. The #1 receiver in this part of the country, Kasen Williams, is a Washington Husky! He follows the #1 Tight End in the Country, Austin Seferian-Jenkins of Gig Harbor, to the U of W. These two recent commits join a growing list of Top in State Athletes pulling the trigger in favor of Washington.
Williams is an amazing athlete at 6'2 and 200 pounds and he truly is a talent.
There are very few athletes at the WR spot who can athletically offer all that Kasen can.
He is the the son of former UW player Aaron Williams and made his verbal commitment known to friends and families at a get together tonight with over 1000 friends and families at his High School.
His father unzipped a green jacket at Kasen's request to reveal a Washington Husky Jersey he had worn during the early 1980's.
As the crowd burst into cheers Kasen's father walked towards his son and removed the Jersey.
He handed the jersey to Kasen who put it on in a classic move to make his choice; something they had planned ahead for.
Kasen stood to face a cheering crowd wearing the #2 Jersey his dad had worn.
The crowd initially seemed somewhat unsure of what his decision was going to actually be.
The reaction was an explosive one to say the least.
And what better night then Friday to make his announcement just before the season starts.
Kasen is Rated #2 in our list of Top Players in Washington State behind only Jenkins and is rated #13 overall in the US in the Rivals.com National Ranking.
This comes as little surprise to most football insiders but Williams will make a huge addition to an already amazing class for the Huskies.
Williams chose Washington out of a group of finalists that included California, Florida, LSU, and Notre Dame.
The missing piece in the mind of many is the addition of a top notch QB. The Huskies are trying hard to get the commitment of Arizona High School QB Brett Hundley; one of the best in the Nation for this years crop.
Having a target like Williams heading up field in the passing lanes should help turn Hundley's head.
For now it is great to see a student athlete of Kasen Williams caliber stay in his home State.